An estimated one in seven people with HIV leave correctional facilities each year in the United States. Many struggle to access care and treatment upon release, with as many as 95 percent experiencing a gap in HIV treatment.
Although public health interventions centered on HIV care and treatment within correctional settings have increased over time, more programs are necessary to address the interconnected needs of people with HIV who have been incarcerated, both during their incarceration and after their release.
The intervention featured in this webinar is designed to improve linkage to care and improve health outcomes for people with HIV who are experiencing incarceration. The Maricopa County Jail Project seeks to improve HIV care access for people experiencing incarceration by decreasing the wait time between incarceration and/or diagnosis, to the start of treatment; and supports clients in reaching viral suppression through pre-release planning, education, and linkage to community services upon release.
- Identify key components of interventions designed to improve outcomes along the HIV care continuum for people who are incarcerated with HIV.
- Outline the capacity requirements for organizations/clinics to implement the interventions.
- List strategies to sustain and replicate intervention activities and improve patient outcomes.